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. but others have made moderator jim lehrer the target of their criticism arguing he let the argue get out of control. tonight derek says he defies any of those folks to do it any better. >> yeah, anita, i know this because i've done it before it. several times. i tell you, in politics the debate moderator is a lot like the king of england. fancy title. not much real power. once i moderated a debate during which an uninvited candidate came on stage to take part. i looked in vain to the organizers to do something. when they shrugged, what was i going to do? i waved him on in. homeboy was a nut. i think he had a few beverages. back in the '90s, i hosted a radio discussion which included, by the way, yes, that was me, it included then mayor marion barry, and when he repeatedly ignored my instructions and my warnings and kept right on talking, i finally had the engineer to cuts microphone. that's what i had to do to corral one big city mayor in an environment i completely controlled. so imagine jim lehrer that in debate hall. he can't cut anybody's microphone and he's dealing with the presiden
questioner tonight is jim lehrer. it's the 12th time he's served as moderator. >> lehrer: good evening. from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs newshour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three-- two presidential, one vice presidential-- are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question. then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means, but i made the final selections and, for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i announced in advance, will be three on the economy and one each on health
. and 60% like romney better after watching his performance. but jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subcy die to pbs and some other thing. i like big bird and you too. i'm not going to keep spending money to brother money from china to pay for it again. >> reporter: the two men will square off again on october 16th. vice presidential candidates square off next week on thursday. >> thank you so much. you just mentioned it vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan holding their debate one week from today. overseas now an escalating violence between turkey and syria. overnight turkey launched border strikes into syria. several syrian soldiers have been killed. artillery attacks were retaliati retaliation. nato held an emergency meeting to asking syria to end the violations of international law. >> reporter: turkey took action against syria after a deadly shelling. among the dead a 6-year-old boy. several people were also injured including a police officer. turkey says it retaliated in points in syria detected with radar. the united s
they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing what they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. wyat >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for ev
. this youtube have has already gotten more than one million hits. jim axelrod has more on this athlete's amazing story. >> reporter: it's not hard to pick out niko jogging with his varsity soccer teammates at concord carlisle high school outside boston. he is and always has been the kid with one leg. what is hard to do when watching niko is to believe what you're seeing. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. >> reporter: born without a right leg and right hip, niko was raised by parents whose only expectation for their son was that he not expect any special treatment. >> there's no you're not taking out the garbage, you're doing everything that every other family is doing. >> do you take out the garbage? >> oh yeah. i hate it, though. >> reporter: he was just 5 years old when he decided a traditional prosthetic leg was holding him back. >> you can go with the forearm crushes, they give you the opportunity to be more mobile. i can run on crutches. i can climb mount kilimanjaro. >> reporter: at 13, niko became the first one-legged climber to reach
anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this to pbs. i like pbs, big bird and you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the two men will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> both men hit the campaign trail today and the president will hold a rally in denver and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia campaigning with his running mate. >>> last night we teamed up with our counterparts at our sister newspaper "u.s.a. today" for a fact check session. >> every statement the candidates made was immediately dissected. derek mcginty has more with the "u.s.a. today"'s political editor. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about, a lot of facts, especially the $5 trillion in tax cuts. president owe bottom ma -- president obama says that's what romney wants to do romney says not me. >> his central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts. that's another trillion dollars and $2 trillion in additional mi
, that was the famous line, jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> in jim lair's book "turning point," he makes the case that they prepared that line in advance because dan quayle had made that comment over and over again. >> the comparison with president clinton. >> so both those campaigns are going in with prescripted lines having watched what the other candidates are saying. >> it's worth noting that mitt romney has been debating over the past two years with his opponents. president obama has been practicing, no doubt, but it's harder for a president to do because he's busier and doesn't like being addressed in a challenging way. >> but as michael lewis pointed out, this president likes to practice in a stealth way. >> yes, it's true. i'm sure he's going to be prepared. >> james fallows, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> american airlines is facing new trouble. the faa is investigating two incidents where a row of passenger seats came loose inned my flight. mark strassman is here with the story. good morning. >> reporter: american airlines has grounded eight of
. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions are completely opposite from everything he said the last 18 months. i think he came across strongly but i think
by mitt romney about how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs, big bird and actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: this debate turned out to be the most tweeted event in u.s. history. 10.3 million tweets in total. the big bird comment you just heard generated 17,000 tweets per minute. wow. mike? >> people are apparently passionate about big bird. >> reporter: who knew people loved "sesame street" so much, right? >> no doubt. i never doubted it. >> we all grew up on "sesame street." kristin fisher live in our satellite center. >>> every debate includes a little stretching of the truth so to speak. did mitt romney or president obama do that when they were talking about taxes? derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." take a listen. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about regardless, a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts.
runs, runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: once in a generation might actually be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> reporter: he could have sat but the 29-year-old miguel cabrera chose to play anyway last night and soaked in the fan's appreciation for his rare achievement. even in kansas city they were cheering. just 16 years old when the venezuelan was signed by a major league franchise cabrera earned his place in the history books with 14 home runs, 139 rbis, a batting average of .330 all tops in the american league. he joins a who's who of baseball great including triple crown winners ted williams, lou gehrig and mickey mantle. >> guys like alex rodriguez, manny ramirez, barry bonds, your take a look at any of the great baseball players in the last 45 years, hank aaron never did this. >> reporter: carl yastrzemski was the last player to achieve the triple crown in 196
. the president faced critic jim for a five year old speech. his running meat misspoke again. we go to denver for a preview. >> reporter: good morning. both of these candidates are under enormous pressure to perform tonight. they have been preparing for more than a month. yesterday we saw them both take a little break, try to get away from it all. then last night that video changed the conversation. >> in denver, romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman who has been playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada the president who has been rehearsing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos and that turned into trouble for team obama. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue romney would raise taxes on the middle class. when he implied president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify r
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